There's something magical about Buffalo, NY in the winter time, especially when it's snowing. Everyone is in a better mood and helping each other out of snow piles. There's excitement in the air during a lake effect snow storm.
Everyone's a little giddy with thoughts of leaving work early, snow days, warming ourselves by a fireplace, and sugar plum fairies dancing in our heads. I've lived here 12 years and it has taken me this long to realize it. Mostly because I was hiding inside during these snow storms. The real fun is out there with people! A few years back during the October Storm '06 my car was stuck in the snow and my coworkers (who i didn't know very well) helped push my car out. It's these random acts of kindness that really makes a community. Buffalo would be the perfect setting for a Christmas Lifetime or Hallmark movie.
The snow begins to become a bit irritating in February and March, but December it's a winter wonderland. :)